What Is It?
The 2022 Showtime American science fiction TV show The Man Who Fell To Earth (Season 1).
Here is how Showtime describe this TV show:
An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) crashes deep into the oilfields of New Mexico with a mission: he must find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), the one woman on earth who can help save his species. Even as he struggles to adapt to our world and to become more “human,” her faith in humanity couldn’t be lower. An unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours. An inspired continuation of the novel by Walter Tevis and the iconic 1976 film starring David Bowie. Now Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes!
I am glad that I learned of this TV show by accident, otherwise I would have never known of it, because no one I know or subscribe to mentioned it or reviewed it.
This was possibly the most consistent TV show that I have seen this year, so far, it managed to be slightly above average throughout.
I never saw the older movie of this with David Bowie, nor had I read the book, so I had no frame of reference for this.
It was good to see Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, and Clarke Peters getting some work & getting larger roles; and it was good to see Bill Nighy acting again, who was underused, unfortunately.
Naomie Harris’s performance was my least favorite of the four, mostly because of her facial expressions, and other reactions of her character that were annoying & repetitive & were overreactions to situations; her performance was not terrible, it was just my least favorite of the four.
This show was like a more serious version of Resident Alien, it still had comedy, but it was not a comedy like Resident Alien is.
I would recommend watching this show once if you get a chance because it is an easy watch at only 10 episodes.
- John Jr